Shamim was Writer-in-Residence at Half Moon Young People’s Theatre in the early 1990s.
Shamim Azad was Writer-in-Residence at Half Moon Young People’s Theatre in the early 1990s. She talks about training as a playwright with the company and the importance of the bilingual work the company was doing at the time.
Shamim Azad talks about working with her mentor, Mary Cooper on the development of the bilingual play, Kola Pata Bhut / Hopscotch Ghost, and how pivotal playwrighting at Half Moon Theatre has been in her life.
Shamim Azad shares the inspiration for her bi-lingual play, Bhela – The Raft and the influence of her Bangladeshi heritage on the story. Interviewed by Georgina Da Silva.